The Transnational Feminisms Initiative was founded in 2010 by Catherine Sameh, former BCRW Associate Director, and currently Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality at UC-Irvine. The initiative seeks to continue BCRW’s longstanding practice of bridging scholarship and activism in ways that connect the work of Barnard faculty and students with feminist scholars and activists around the world by building deeply connected networks, organizations, and movements in the struggle toward justice.
Led by BCRW Associate Director Tami Navarro since 2014, Transnational Feminisms continues as a curricular initiative offering credit-bearing courses for students to engage in research and study in Cape Town with the African Gender Institute, and Barbados with the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.
About Syllabus Faculty Profile About CIGAD About This course is an exploration of different ways of conceptualizing the relationships between gender and labor over time, including critiques linking gendered labor to race and class. Grounded primarily in ethnography and political economy, we will look at some of the changes and continuities in the relationship between gender and forms of […]
This course is designed to introduce Barnard College students to research possibilities in South Africa and to experience transnational feminist pedagogies in practice. Participants concentrate on the politics of gender and sexuality in contemporary South Africa and in its relations with its neighbors.
About Syllabus Photos and Videos Faculty Profiles About In keeping with its commitment to scholarly and pedagogical excellence in an era of new global affiliations and exchange, Barnard College held its inaugural interdisciplinary Winter Seminar: “Mumbai At Home and In the World” in Mumbai from January 9 to 16, 2013. The goal of the project […]
In July 2015, BCRW Associate Director Tami Navarro traveled to the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill as part of BCRW’s Transnational Feminisms Initiative in partnership with colleagues in the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the Cave Hill campus.
Course Description Course Materials Student Reflections Videos Related Events Collective Bibliography Co-Sponsors Course Description African Women’s Rights and Resilience Tina Campt and Leymah Gbowee, Instructors As detailed in the syllabus included on this site, Part One of the course, ‘Theorizing Black and Brown Bodies’ focused on feminist theories of the body, with particular emphasis theorizing race, gender and sexuality as they […]
Vaishya Anyay Mukti Parishad (Sex Workers Free from Injustice), also known as VAMP, is a collective of sex-workers in Sangli, a small Indian border town on the commercial trucking routes between the states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. Working since 1996 with the not-for-profit organization SANGRAM (founded 1992), VAMP has been a vocal and effective organizer around […]
This working group undertakes multi-sited, collaborative research to contribute to more just social relations. Given the centrality of gender and sexuality to both state formation and contemporary operations of statecraft, we argue that this engagement is crucial to theorizing neoliberalism, and particularly so in relation to transformations in the welfare state, the feminization of labor, and the increase in affective labor.
In September 2013, the Dominican Republic passed TC168/13, a law that permanently annulled the citizenship of children born to “undocumented parents,” going back to 1929. This law directly impacted the children of Haitian immigrants who have been brought into to the Dominican Republic as laborers for the past 80 years, a practice initiated by the […]
In 1994, Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan published the landmark Scattered Hegemonies: Postmodernity and Transnational Feminist Practice. The work marked a pivotal moment in the development of transnational feminisms with its examination of the circulation of ideas, people, capital, goods, and socio-political movements across different spatial and temporal boundaries. Today, transnational feminist work is increasingly important […]
Intersections of Queer Studies and Religion is part of a larger transnational project, Interdisciplinary Innovations in the Study of Religion and Gender: Postcolonial, Post-secular, and Queer Perspectives. This project was initiated in 2011 by Professor Anne-Marie Korte at Utrecht Univesrity and supported by a grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NOW).